The following research presents hard facts and thoughtful reporting around arts education issues.

Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning (1999)

Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning (1999) This report compiles seven major studies that provide new evidence of enhanced learning and achievement when students are involved in a variety of arts experiences. Link to PDF: http://www.aep-arts.org/files/publications/ChampsReport.pdf

Arts Survive

This three year national study investigated why some arts education partnerships between schools and professional artists and/or cultural institutions survive and others do not. It worked to provide a greater understanding of what survival means to arts education partnerships, as well as determining what is essential to build and sustain them. Link: http://www.pz.harvard.edu/Research/ArtsSv.htm

Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Art Centers in Education

From The Dana Foundation Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Art Centers in Education This 168-page publication, provides the first study of K-12 education programs offered by performing arts centers nationwide. It showcases how 74 large and small performing art center institutions partner with their local schools. Link: http://www.dana.org